Jebel Akhdar
Jebel Akhdar
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Explorer31719146935
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome tour in Jebel Akhdar
    A great experience i had. I visited jebel akhdar with my family, jebel akhdar is the best place to escape during this summer time in oman a lot of beautiful mountain views. Thanks to our friendly guide
    Visited May 2023
    Written 11 May 2023
  • Wajo
    Scheveningen, The Netherlands285 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do not be afraid to drive up yourself
    How to get there : to the Saiq plateau in the first place… there is a check point on the road up, they do check your drivers license “check again on the way back” which we did not do because there was a row of cars waiting on the other side. The road up is excellent, better then some roads in the Alps. We did stumble on an news item about a serious road accident last summer: may the the way back down to Nizwa deserves respect and attention, there were several emergency lanes for cars with brake issues. But we did not consider this a road in need for 4WD. But we guess they would not let you pass the check point when not drving of 4WD. On the plateau itself we drove into a little village, when driving back up we were glad to have 4WD. And we did not drive off road. So don’t be afraid but be patient and careful , as one always should be when conducting 2000 kg of steel. The views are magnificant, the walks beautiful, it is cool and more quiet than in the Nizwa area, certainly worth while the trip
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 January 2024
  • WonderfulWorld59
    Lee's Summit, Missouri413 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For Those Unable to Hike, There Are Still Many Ways to Experience this Beautiful Rugged Mountain!
    There are many ways to immerse yourself in experiencing the beautiful Jebel Akhdar! We were traveling with an 80 year old friend so hiking was not on our itinerary. Instead, we spent 3 days in the foothills under the embrace of this beautifully rugged mountain. From the confines of our 4x4, we wandered in awe of the ever-changing geological display of rock formations. An overnight stay at "The View" provided an opportunity to experience sunrise, sunset and various weather conditions. Enjoy!!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 March 2024
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WonderfulWorld59
Lee's Summit, MO413 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
There are many ways to immerse yourself in experiencing the beautiful Jebel Akhdar! We were traveling with an 80 year old friend so hiking was not on our itinerary. Instead, we spent 3 days in the foothills under the embrace of this beautifully rugged mountain. From the confines of our 4x4, we wandered in awe of the ever-changing geological display of rock formations. An overnight stay at "The View" provided an opportunity to experience sunrise, sunset and various weather conditions. Enjoy!!
Written 22 March 2024
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Eva F
Bloomington, IL46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We wanted to visit the "Green Mountain" from Muscat but did not have a 4WD. I contacted a local guide, Mr. Nasser bin Mansour Al-Zakwani (+968 9266 0379). He responded immediately and suggested a meeting point in Birkat Al Mouz. We drove there in our 2WD car and saved some money by not having to pay for a much more pricey trip to Jebel Akhdar using a guide from Muscat. Mr. Nasser first showed us the deserted mud village in Birkat Al Mouz (please do not skip having Karak Tea at the cafe next to the mud village! Best Karak I had during my extended stay in Oman!!!). After that, he took us for a 4-hour exploration of Jebel Akhdar. He navigated the curvy roads up to the mountain very safely, walked us through the villages at the top of the mountain, and shared with us his knowledge of the area. He was fun to be around and I highly recommend him as a guide for Nizwa, Jebel Akhdar and Jebel Shams, and other surrounding areas. Without him, even after an extended research, I would not be exactly sure where to go and what to visit up there. Plan at least a half-day for this trip, more time if you want to have lunch in one of the resorts at the top of the mountain and relax while enjoying the fascinating views. I hope to one day visit Jebel Akhdar during the March-April damask rose season!
Written 15 January 2024
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Wajo
Scheveningen, The Netherlands285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
How to get there : to the Saiq plateau in the first place… there is a check point on the road up, they do check your drivers license “check again on the way back” which we did not do because there was a row of cars waiting on the other side. The road up is excellent, better then some roads in the Alps. We did stumble on an news item about a serious road accident last summer: may the the way back down to Nizwa deserves respect and attention, there were several emergency lanes for cars with brake issues. But we did not consider this a road in need for 4WD. But we guess they would not let you pass the check point when not drving of 4WD. On the plateau itself we drove into a little village, when driving back up we were glad to have 4WD. And we did not drive off road. So don’t be afraid but be patient and careful , as one always should be when conducting 2000 kg of steel.

The views are magnificant, the walks beautiful, it is cool and more quiet than in the Nizwa area, certainly worth while the trip
Written 14 January 2024
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Anand_Lobo
Mumbai, India843 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
To get here you would need to hire a 4 wheel drive. The police at the check post are extremely strict. Hire one from the town just before the climb, you’ll save money.
The trip is worth both the drive and the views. It could get a bit nippy so carry a wind cheater or a light woollen with you.
Written 17 November 2023
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Lesleydxb
United Arab Emirates71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Jebel Akhdar itself is breathtaking, it is worth to go up and enjoy the mountain. its amazingly beautiful!
Written 31 August 2023
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111Andrew111
Vienna, Austria61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
35 kms from Nizwa - and a HIGHLY-recommended half-day tour.
Marvelous dramatic landscapes of mountains, gorges and beautiful villages.
Written 15 August 2023
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BehnazBani
Muscat, Oman91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Cool and lovely place for hicking, camping, rest with beautiful hotel scenery and cold weather in hot days of muscat summer.
Written 22 July 2023
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Mohammed Nadim K
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The area is very nice but unluckily the Hotel was bad, Dusit D2 Naseem resort, as we had very bad experience with it && does not deserve the money I paid for it although I am a golden member of Dusit Thani series but this resort might affect the reputation of this series
Written 3 July 2023
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Over nighters
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Wild camping on the mountain summit. Watching both the Sun rise and set is as wonderful as falling asleep under the stars with very little light pollution. The world seems to have come to peace with itself here.
One word….. Fantastic
Written 25 May 2023
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Younes C
Paris, France4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Beautiful stop in Oman, the green mountains offer a fantastic view from the top.
In order to get to the top of the Jabal Al Akhdar and access the hotels (Alila, Anantara…) you need a 4x4 car.
If you don’t have one, you need to book a private driver. The ones proposed by the hotels are very expensive (Anantara told us 65 OMR round trip).
During our stay, we met an extremely nice driver, Saïd, who we highly recommend. He proposed to drive us for a very fair price (35 OMR round trip, but we gave him 40 OMR). He spontaneously gave us tour of the Jabal Al Akhdar musts to visit (Seeq village, rose distillery, rose gardens…) and was very caring since I was pregnant (drove slowly, proposed toilet stops..).
He can drive you around, not only to jabal Al Akhdar, but also Muscat and other places in the country. He is also a guide.
You can contact him through whatsapp at this number: +96898111259
Written 12 May 2023
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